Maputo, 04 October, 2021 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The President of Mozambique has eulogized the country’s first Cardinal as a Catholic Church leader who was committed to the welfare of humanity.
Alexandre José Maria Cardinal dos Santos who was among the founders of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) succumbed to an illness in the Southern African nation on September 29 aged 97
In a Facebook Message issued September 30, Mozambique’s President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi says, “Mozambique has lost one of its best sons who stood out for his commitment to the good of humanity, regardless of social position, race or other forms of distinction.”
“His humanism, high sense of ethics and citizenship made Cardinal Alexandre a fighter of the world and for the world, who bet on the education of citizens as a means of promoting equality and fraternity among men and women,” he adds.
President Nyusi highlights some of the initiatives the late Cardinal facilitated in realizing saying, “It was imbued with these universal values that Cardinal Alexandre fostered the creation of Higher Education institutions of the Catholic Church, as well as the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady Mother of Africa of the Archdiocese of Maputo, which invest in humanistic education for the construction of an ever more just and harmonious world.”